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North Carolina

SUPER STATE STRATEGY

North Carolina would be a groundbreaking victory for Democrats in 2020.

Republican Senator Thom Tillis’ U.S. Senate seat is highly vulnerable in 2020 and key to winning a Democratic majority in the Senate. Engaging voters in North Carolina now will help us win in 2020!

Our Targets:

5

STATE SENATE SEATS TO FLIP

6

STATE HOUSE SEATS TO FLIP

1

UNITED STATES SENATE SEAT

15

ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES

In 2016, Governor Roy Cooper created a blueprint for how Democrats can win in North Carolina by flipping the governorship.

While the North Carolina General Assembly remains under unified Republican control, Democrats are building on the momentum gained in the 2018 midterms. They broke veto-proof majorities for Republicans in the North Carolina Legislature in the midterms by picking up six state Senate seats and 10 state House seats.

In the U.S. Senate race, Thom Tillis is one of the least popular Senators in the country. With your help, we can knock Tillis from his seat in 2020 and secure a Democratic majority in the Senate.

What's at stake

Gerrymandering

In 2018, a federal court ruled that all 13 of North Carolina’s congressional districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered in favor of the GOP.

In 2019, the state’s gerrymandered maps went to the U.S. Supreme Court. While the Supreme Court didn’t set a standard for gerrymandering in their ruling, North Carolina’s state court threw out the maps.

Legislators are currently redrawing fair maps for 2020, which will be reviewed by the State Supreme Court.

In the long-term, flipping the state legislature by voting in Democrats who will pass legislation and draw fairer maps is one of the strongest ways to end gerrymandering in North Carolina.

LGBTQ+ Protections

North Carolina state law doesn’t protect people in the LGBTQ community against housing or employment discrimination.

Some progress on LGBTQ rights has been made recently in North Carolina. The notorious anti-trans bathroom bill (created by the state GOP) was repealed in 2017.

But to truly protect the rights of LGBTQ North Carolinians, progressive legislation needs to be passed. We need your help flipping the General Assembly so we can make these protections happen!

Reproductive Rights

In North Carolina, people seeking an abortion are required to undergo anti-abortion counseling, a 72-hour waiting period, and a mandatory ultrasound.

North Carolina also requires parental consent for minors seeking an abortion.

The best way to protect and expand access to abortion in North Carolina is voting in more Democrats to the state legislature.